Where Are All the Pragmatist Feminists?
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2009
1991 by Hypatia, Inc.
Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 1–20, June 1991
How to Cite
Seigfried, C. H. (1991), Where Are All the Pragmatist Feminists?. Hypatia, 6: 1–20. doi: 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1991.tb01390.x
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2009
Unlike our counterparts in Europe who have rewritten their specific cultural philosophical heritage, American feminists have not yet critically reappropriated our own philosophical tradition of classical American pragmatism. The neglect is especially puzzling, given that both feminism and pragmatism explicitly acknowledge the material or cultural specificity of supposedly abstract theorizing. In this article I suggest some reasons for the neglect, call for the rediscovery of women pragmatists, reflect on a feminine side of pragmatism, and point out some common features. The aim is to encourage the further development of a feminist revisioning of pragmatism and a pragmatist version of feminism.